August 4, 2021
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Elton John Presents Latest Yellow Brick Road Farewell Tour Dates Including Soldier Field Stop

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Elton John

Three and a half years after Elton John announced his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour,” after an unavoidable pandemic delay, he has finally unveiled the closing stadium dates of that tour. It will make a final lap across Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand next year after the conclusion of the arena dates rescheduled from 2020.

The final stretch will kick off on May 27, 2022 in Germany, then move to North America, beginning in Philadelphia in July, and will wrap in November with a pair of dates at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, the site of an iconic Elton performance some 47 years earlier. 2023 kicks off with two shows in Auckland New Zealand on January 27 and 28, followed by soon-to-be-announced dates in Australia before the tour formally concludes there later that year. The tour will end nearly five years after its opening date in Allentown, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2018.

The singer will perform at Soldier Field in Chicago on Friday, August 5, 2022.

Announcing the final dates, Elton John said, “Hello, all you wonderful fans out there. I’m coming to you today with an announcement I’ve been working towards for, well, all my life: the shows that I announce today will be my final tour dates ever in North America and Europe. I’m going to go out in the biggest possible way, performing at my very best, with the most spectacular production I’ve ever had, playing in places that have meant so much to me throughout my career. Whether it’s next summer in Frankfurt or at the legendary Dodger Stadium for the grand finale in the United States, I can’t wait to see you all on the road one last time. This has been an incredible tour so far, full of the most amazing highs, and I look forward to making more wonderful memories with you at these final shows. To all my friends down under, We’ll be seeing you too. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you in your town.”

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Elton John performs “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” nominated for the award for best original song from “Rocketman” at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Elton John will say goodbye to Philadelphia next summer as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour.

Elton will start his North American stadium run at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, July 15, 2022.

Announcing the final dates of the tour on social media, he said, “Hello, all you wonderful fans out there. I’m coming to you today with an announcement I’ve been working towards for, well, all my life. The shows that I announce today will be my final tour dates ever in North America and Europe. I’m going to go out in the biggest possible way, performing at my very best, with the most spectacular production I’ve ever had, playing in places that have meant so much to me throughout my career.”

Elton John
Elton John

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 30.

“This has been an incredible tour so far, full of the most amazing highs, and I look forward to making more wonderful memories with you at these final shows,” Elton said.

The tour includes 11 shows across Europe followed by 20 dates in North America and Canada.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Elton John will say goodbye to Philadelphia next summer as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road: The Final Tour.

Elton will start his North American stadium run at Citizens Bank Park on Friday, July 15, 2022.

Announcing the final dates of the tour on social media, he said, “Hello, all you wonderful fans out there. I’m coming to you today with an announcement I’ve been working towards for, well, all my life. The shows that I announce today will be my final tour dates ever in North America and Europe. I’m going to go out in the biggest possible way, performing at my very best, with the most spectacular production I’ve ever had, playing in places that have meant so much to me throughout my career.”

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 30.

“This has been an incredible tour so far, full of the most amazing highs, and I look forward to making more wonderful memories with you at these final shows,” Elton said.

The tour includes 11 shows across Europe followed by 20 dates in North America and Canada.

Elton John performs during his Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Rosemont, Ill. on Feb 15, 2019.
Elton John performs during his Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in Rosemont, Ill. on Feb 15, 2019. (Rob Grabowski/Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)
The show is a crowd-pleasing tour de force of his biggest hits, designed to tug at the audience’s heartstrings as well as Elton’s own. Variety, reviewing the tour’s 70th show in New York in March of 2019, wrote: “He drops in enough deep cuts to keep the musicians and veteran fans on their toes (the second song he played was the 1973 deep cut “All the Girls Love Alice”), yet the set was so packed with hits that he’d reeled off “Bennie and the Jets,” “Tiny Dancer,” “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues,” “Border Song” and “Philadelphia Freedom” in the first half hour, and he’d barely scraped the surface.”

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For the US, Canada and UK dates, American Express Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public. The Amex Presale begins Wednesday, June 23 at noon local time through Tuesday, June 29 at 10pm local time.*

Public on-sales begin Tuesday, June 29 in Europe and Wednesday, June 30 in North America.

Ahead of the stadium run, Elton will mark his return to the stage this Fall in Europe on September 1 at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin, then later to North America on January 19, 2022 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

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